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    Today, at Barneys, I was sniffing different things. I came across Comme des Garçons 2 Silver Words, and I liked it, so I bought it.

    Comme des Garçons
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    Notes: Labdanum, Patchouli, Vetiver, Magnolia, Amber, Juniper Berries, Tea, Angelica, Fennel Seeds
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    Purchased:
    Guerlain L'Instant PH EDP
    Body Kouros
    HL Cuiron
    Amouage Silver

    From Swap
    Guerlain SDV
    Costes
    Paestum Rose

    I need to chill...

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    I bought another bottle of Ambre Gris by Balmain. Parfum1 with the 20% off got the better of me.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Although I posted this on January's thread, it arrived today and I'm so excited I need to share:

    Guerlain Plus Que Jamais (now discontinued) - my first "Les Parisienne". Very exciting.

    Etat Libre d'Orange Noel Au Balcon (also discontinued)

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    Bond New Haarlem

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    Almost full bottle of Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain from a very generous Basenoter. Thanks again.

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    sigh...

    Creed- Vintage Tabarome

    and

    Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561- Patchouly Indonesiano

    ..I dunno, there's a thrill with the whole immediate gratification thing and all,
    but I kinda feel like a guilty bastard at the same time!
    Last edited by Manuel; 15th February 2009 at 04:02 AM.

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    Persistence, and a sharp eye, do pay off. I finally found

    Tiffany For Men 100ml (I even got it very cheap. haha.... wicked laughter)

    2 bottles of vintage Ungaro lll 30ml

    Oscar De Renta pour Lui 22ml

    Dior Fahrenheit 32 50ml

    Aramis Life 50ml

    Kenzo Peace Edition 100ml (tester bottle. Got it a great bargain price)
    Last edited by xmen; 15th February 2009 at 04:52 AM.

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    Bloomingdales a couple of days ago:

    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Cipresso di Toscana and Hanae Mori HM,

    with little decants of Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia and two from Miller Harris, Feuilles de Tabac and Geranium Bourbon.

    Yesterday at Neiman Marcus:

    My new valentine, Guerlain Cologne Du 68

    with little decants of 3 more Guerlains - Bois D'Armenie, Sous Le Vent, and Spiritueuse Double Vanille and a couple of citrus Creeds - Citrus Biggade & Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse.

    Wonderful service from both stores.

    I had intended to head to Fresh today to check out the Valentines launch of their new Champagne scent, but spent all I had to spend on these...

    JaimeB - what "small specialty perfume shop"??

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    I've just picked up a bottle of Michael Kors for men for a snip on Ebay. Oddly, I sold a bottle I had of this last year because I didn't like it. But I have rediscovered a love of it.

    I've also just bought a bottle of Zegna Extreme for a bargain price on Ebay with the mirrored bottle.

    I have also just replaced my Opus 1870.

    I am currently committing to Elizabethan Rose which I have been wearing on and off as a sample.

    Also bought as full bottles in February are:

    Eaux des Baux
    Eau de Badian
    Feu Orange all by L'Occitane.

    This makes L'Occitane my second most purchased house after Penhaligon's and Guerlain.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Armani Ambre Soie

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    Acier Aluminium 75ml (95%) full. It's a blind buy, so I'm crossing my fingers, and I hope I will like it. Thanks to Circa1905!

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    I've had a cold/flu for the past week so I haven't been able to smell anything

    but I did pick up some goodies. Nothing too interesting but I am looking forward to getting them.

    Montale - Soliel de Capri
    Creed - Santal Imperial
    Bond no 9 - Bleecker Street

    I cannot wait to smell again!
    Last edited by Futami; 16th February 2009 at 06:17 AM.

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    Dior Eau Sauvage
    L'Occitane Ambre EDT

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    Finishing up a 5 day trip to Manhattan, and Between Barneys, Neimann and Aedes:

    CdG Odeur 53
    CdG 2 Man
    Le Labo Rose 31
    By Kilian Taste of Heaven
    L'Artisan Premiere Figeure Extreme
    Guerlain Jicky EdT

    Thinking about a quick trip to Barney's tomorrow AM to pick up Musc Ravangeur, 50mL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromo33333 View Post
    Finishing up a 5 day trip to Manhattan, and Between Barneys, Neimann and Aedes:

    CdG Odeur 53
    CdG 2 Man
    Le Labo Rose 31
    By Kilian Taste of Heaven
    L'Artisan Premiere Figeure Extreme
    Guerlain Jicky EdT

    Thinking about a quick trip to Barney's tomorrow AM to pick up Musc Ravangeur, 50mL
    Nice haul!
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    Guerlain Heritage huge testers X 2.

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    Purchased:
    Bulgari's Eau Parfumée au Thé Blanc

    I'm regretting it a little. While it was pretty nice at first, its now giving me a little headache when I wear it. There's a note there (I think its the white tea floral musk note) which is nice at a distance but is not so great up close.

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    Two backup bottles of Escada Pour Homme.

    May the cognac flow through my mid-twenties...

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    Varvatos Artisan is a Valentine's gift from my wife...

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    I ordered a 75 ml bottle of Silver Mountain Water today, my first full bottle Creed.
    I love cologne.

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    Been wanting Burberry London for a while and found a Versace Man eau fraiche gift set for cheap so I went for it.
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    At a 50% off sale, today I bought a backup bottle of:


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    Almost full bottle of L'Air du Desert Marocain.

    Yep. Summer is fast approaching and I keep piling on the heavies. I've got to take a break from all of this. Gain some perspective.
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    Yesterday: Jaipur Homme edp (30ml)

    Today: Givenchy Gentleman (100ml)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoRoads View Post
    Nice haul!
    Thanks! I didn't get Musk Ravageur, but the shippers say the other things should be at home when I get there!
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    Wow, it's been a busy month for me.....I really went overboard but I got some birthday money and found some good sales.

    The highlights are...

    Zino Davidoff
    YSL
    Cool Water (for Summer)
    Several Samba frags that I found for dirt cheap
    CK1 (for a birthday)
    Adidas Fair Play (birthday gift)
    Rive Gauche

    Nothing for a few months now!
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    A back-up bottle of Eau de Patou
    Evenstar

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    Smile Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Molinard Musc.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Aramis gift set for $13 at CVS.

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    CKOne(3.4 oz.)... i can't stop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron01 View Post
    Cartier Santos Eau de Sport (Mini)
    Tom Ford Private Collection Moss Breches (4mL Sample)
    Also:

    Tom Ford Private Collection Italian Cypress (4mL sample)

    MPG Parfum d'Habit


    Dior Jules


    Hermessence 4mL vilas: (FREE from the Hermes boutique )
    -Vetiver Tonka
    -Poivre Samarcande


    Probably more sillyness to come

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    Guerlain Vetiver. I had to get it after getting Habit Rouge for Valentine's Day.

    Now considering a Creed or Dior Eau Sauvage....
    "If a perfume stinks, it's a disaster when she turns off the light." - Jean-Paul Guerlain

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    L'Anarchiste. I tried to conjure up a trade on the swap board with no luck, so I bought!
    I just hope I get an old bottle of the original camphor and oranges, rather than the new, bland citrus crap.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Arrived today:

    Ungaro I (about 80% of 100 ml)

    Yet another 10 ml mini of Patou Pour Homme w/ box.

    Both were very easy on the wallet.
    Last edited by Delmar; 20th February 2009 at 07:45 AM.

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    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist (30ml Split)



    Freebies thrown into the sale by a very nice friend:

    Hussein Chalayan Three As Four Parfum (Curated by Colette) (5ml left in a 50ml bottle)
    Histoires de Parfum Noir Patchouli & 1876 EDP (2ml Sample Vials)
    S-Perfume S-ex & Lust (Used 5ml decants, but still plenty to test from)

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    TPC samples from the Basenotes gift certificate I won are arriving.
    Today I got Cologne du 68 L'Insstant EDP (female), and Red Oud by Montale
    Evenstar

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    Bought-

    Prescriptive Calyx 50ml (this is one of Luca Turin's 5-star darling)

    Gres Cabochard 50ml

    Lapidus pour Homme 100ml
    Last edited by xmen; 20th February 2009 at 09:51 AM.

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    I hope you feel good about yourself ziffy321!

    With a fraction of my Tax Return I splurged for Invasion Barbare - MDCI. (the refill bottle, didn't want the hideous head that is the top of the bottle staring at me every morning. Tacky)
    It has been awhile since a frag grabbed me by the B*lls like this one did.

    Uh Oh, my collection has grown to 11. Must sell a frag now to stay at my limit of 10. OCD is a wonderful disorder no?

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    Dunhill London

    Thanks to Sir Slarty
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    They're an Evil Drug to Make You Lose Your Mind --- Dio

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    Santal - L'Artisan Parfumeur (100ml)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    I got blindsided by a NIB MCM Success today. This is one of the weirdest scents from back in the day I have ever worn.

    If you have an affinity for honey, this bad boy will knock your boots off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmen View Post
    Bought-

    Prescriptive Calyx 50ml (this is one of Luca Turin's 5-star darling)
    Wonderful scent xmen - I love Calyx.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I hope you feel good about yourself ziffy321!

    With a fraction of my Tax Return I splurged for Invasion Barbare - MDCI. (the refill bottle, didn't want the hideous head that is the top of the bottle staring at me every morning. Tacky)
    It has been awhile since a frag grabbed me by the B*lls like this one did.

    Uh Oh, my collection has grown to 11. Must sell a frag now to stay at my limit of 10. OCD is a wonderful disorder no?
    Oh enjoy! I knew that post by ziffy was gonna push you over the edge.

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    Default Re: Today I Bought (February '09)

    Today I was at Neiman's and smelled the re-bottled Hermès Rocabar. I thought it had changed a bit, so I asked a very knowledgeable SA, and he told me that the formula has been slightly altered by the addition of more white cedar. I found the change to be an improvement, making the whole a bit less sweet, subtler, and more elegant; so I got the new bottle. My old 50 ml. bottle is now considerably less than half-full, so it would have been time soon anyway...
    Last edited by JaimeB; 21st February 2009 at 06:11 AM.
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    Italian Cypress

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    another 100ml mure et musc extreme
    Sarah Horowitz Parfum Veil Perfume Oil
    Sarah Horowitz Parfum Bliss Perfume Oil

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    From a fellow BNer - DKNY Fuel (original, in the 'space phaser' bottle). SWEEeeeeet.!

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    Trade acquisition - Caron Violette Preciuese EdP

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    Dior Homme, my second bottle, and an upgrade from 50mL to 100 mL.

    This is my FIRST refill bottle of any fragrance since beginning my collection 2 years ago.

    BTW, does anyone actually read this thread on a regular basis, or do most folks just post and run? I'm curious.
    Last edited by Snafoo; 21st February 2009 at 05:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    BTW, does anyone actually read this thread on a regular basis, or do most folks just post and run? I'm curious.
    What a question! This is one of my favorite threads!

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    I read it, and I know at least a couple others that do... I think it's fun seeing what people are buying. Gives me a pulse of what's going on, and it would be a marketer's dream. I think lots of people read it given the high number of views relative to number of posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmar View Post
    What a question! This is one of my favorite threads!
    I agree I definetely read this thread. I wish someone would start up the old thread, "Today I tried"...
    Last edited by mtgprox05; 21st February 2009 at 08:29 PM.

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    You really should stick to 10 - I'll take that Givenchy Vetyver off your hands anytime. I'll have to check this out soon (Invasion Barbare) - from your previous thread it sounds like something I would like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I hope you feel good about yourself ziffy321!

    With a fraction of my Tax Return I splurged for Invasion Barbare - MDCI. (the refill bottle, didn't want the hideous head that is the top of the bottle staring at me every morning. Tacky)
    It has been awhile since a frag grabbed me by the B*lls like this one did.

    Uh Oh, my collection has grown to 11. Must sell a frag now to stay at my limit of 10. OCD is a wonderful disorder no?
    Last edited by dmarino67; 21st February 2009 at 08:17 PM.

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    When the Invasion Barbare gets here on Wednesday, I will have 9 frags in my wardrobe (I sold 1 frag and gave another to a close friend, so @ 8 currently) and believe me, the Givenchy Vetyver isn't going anywhere.

    I have really lasered in on what works for me and what I really LOVE, so that is why my drobe has gotten so small. I have sniffed enough now that I know when something hits the sweet spot.

    U and I need to find someone in Europe to send us som GV. Anyone going to be in Paris or London soon?
    Last edited by Jock_With_Scents; 21st February 2009 at 09:00 PM.

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    I hear you. Givenchy Vetyver is only 44 euro @ Harrods! I need to get over there soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snafoo View Post
    BTW, does anyone actually read this thread on a regular basis, or do most folks just post and run? I'm curious.
    Yes, definitely, I read it to see what all the other boys are buying, and so I can be jealous...
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